Ismaning transmitter in Bavaria joins 5G field trial

The Ismaning transmitter in the Bavarian Oberland has become the second site for test 5G broadcasts as part of the 5G TODAY research project. It joins the Wendelstein transmitter to investigate large-scale TV broadcasting in FeMBMS (Further evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) mode.

Ismaning transmitter in Bavaria joins 5G field trial - Photo © BR/Manfred Schmitz
Ismaning transmitter in Bavaria joins 5G field trial - Photo © BR/Manfred Schmitz

Under the lead of IRT, the project partners Kathrein and Rohde & Schwarz are investigating large-scale TV broadcasting in FeMBMS mode. The project is supported by the associated partners Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (BR) and Telefónica.

As at Wendelstein, a high-performance transmitter for 100 kilowatts of ERP from Rohde & Schwarz was also installed in Ismaning. For this transmitter, communications technology specialist Kathrein developed a special antenna for transmitting signals that can be varied in polarization for test purposes. For this purpose, the installation team installed twelve new UHF antenna fields at a height of around 200 metres and laid a 370-metre HF transmission cable. At the end of the installation work, the antenna and transmitter were prepared for test operation in Ismaning.

Later on, the transmitter in Ismaning together with the one on Wendelstein will form a Single Frequency Network (SFN) and enable mobile and portable reception in the greater Munich area and on the main traffic routes between Munich and Rosenheim for further research purposes.

The 5G TODAY project is funded by the Bavarian Research Foundation. Under the leadership of the Institute for Broadcast Technology (IRT), project partners Kathrein and Rohde & Schwarz are investigating large-scale TV broadcasts under the scope of LTE/5G Broadcast.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. April 1, 2019.

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